So Frenchy So Chic: Part 3

Bonjour and welcome to Paris, one of my favourite homes away from home.  After several years of visiting Paris for Fashion Week you would think that by now that I’d almost be part French .. no?  But alas mes amours.. ce n’est pas ainsi …(sigh) it is not so. The most Frenchy So Chic that

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A collection of furniture that resembles cuddly creatures

French designer Pierre Yovanovitch has designed a collection of chairs which resembles bears and inspired by the fairytale of Goldilocks. The chairs come in three sizes including Papa, Mama and baby chair. Recently they were on display in New York for …

The home of architect Joseph Dirand

Starting the week with the elegant Bellechasse home of French architect Joseph Dirand. If this place looks familiar it could be because I featured his book in a reading list last year and part of his living space makes the cover. What is better than th…

Typical

Basics to which we remain so loyal as long as they don’t become boring. Whether we are talking about the perfect pair of jeans, a crisp white shirt, or a simple tee they sometimes feel unique and possess that little … Continue reading

In Paris, Aesop’s offices are turned into temporary spas





Son of French designer Pierre Paulin, Benjamin Paulin has collaborated with Aesop to create temporary spaces for facials and other treatments for their Rue Saint-Honoré offices.

A long time admirer of Pierre’s work, Aesop’s architect Jean-Philippe Bennefoi struck up a relationship with Paulin, Paulin, Paulin to create a three room service space that allows the customer to have the rooms completely to themselves for 90 minutes. Each room serves a unique function as entrance room, another for discussing custom treatments and yet another for the customer to experience the treatment itself.

Using some of Paulin’s work including the Anda chair, Mushroom stool, Tanis desk, the pedestal table designed for Ligne Roset, and the Osaka sofa designed for La Cividina were mixed with vintage piece. Each furniture piece was chosen primarily for it’s functionality without creating a showroom for Paulin.


Illustrations by William Luz and Nous Nous for Aesop.

Christophe Delcourt

Interior inspiration for the weekend, courtesy of Christophe Delcourt.

Gifts For Mum From Caudalie

Caudalie is a really great French beauty brand that uses natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. They make wonderful products, some of which my mum will be receiving for Christmas this year.
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a touch of gold

Just a small addition of gold with grey, black and clay in this bedroom creates this perfectly autumn feeling.

Image of Lampe Gras from DCW éditions.

Emmanuel De Bayser’s apartment

This super cool and stylish apartment in Berlin belongs to French-born co-owner of The Corner Berlin fashion boutique. Pretty amazing right?Bayser’s apartment with 16 ft high ceilings host his vast collection of mid-century, modernist and Scandinavian …

Villa E

Villa E is the creation of half French, half Moroccan Studio KO and sits on top of a green hill in the Moroccan mountain ranges. I think that wide desk that doubles as headboards for two twin beds is an awfully clever space-saving solution!

thala sofa

Sunday dreaming of this beautiful sofa. I like that it already has throw pillows and doesn’t really need any more. From French brand Caravane and sold at one of my favorite Swedish stores Artilleriet, it is patinated yet modern simultaneously and this …

soft kitchen

A light, tonal kitchen from Parisian architects Septembre.

That Fresh Home Smell

This little bottle has changed my home. I have lots of candles, diffusers and flowers around the house but this is the first time I’ve tried a room spray. Compagnie de Provence‘s Mediterranean Sea room spray was given to me by a friend last week and she’s converted me, just like that. I love the scent […]

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Blue Edition

There’s nothing lewd about this post, in fact it’s all rather clean. I’m actually referring to Compagnie de Provence’s Blue Edition, three limited edition bottles of their Mediterranean Sea fragranced liquid Marseille soap; they’re essentially a functional piece of artwork for your bathroom or kitchen. The three bottles were the result of a new project with […]

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